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Liverpool 50 games unbeaten at home with 1-0 win v Wolves

Westlake Legal Group Sadio-Mane Liverpool 50 games unbeaten at home with 1-0 win v Wolves fox-news/sports/soccer fnc/sports fnc d81bb9d5-8f58-5603-8221-bc916891ebf6 Associated Press article

Liverpool extended its unbeaten home run in the Premier League to 50 games with a 1-0 win against Wolverhampton in a scrappy match where two video replays went in the runaway league leader’s favor.

Liverpool is 13 points clear of second-place Leicester, having played one game less.

Sadio Mané’s goal in the 42nd minute was allowed after VAR ruled out a handball from passer Adam Lallana, and a Wolves equalizer from Pedro Neto in first-half injury time was not allowed because VAR revealed there was a fractional offside beforehand.

It is the second time in Liverpool’s history it has gone 50 league games at home unbeaten in the top division. Chelsea is the only other side to have previously reached the mark – once.

The Champions League winners, however, looked tired after a hectic recent schedule.

After Mohamed Salah’s tame volley was easily saved and Roberto Firmino’s glancing header from a corner went wide, Mané swept the ball in from close range. Lallana had moved smartly between two defenders to reach Virgil van Dijk’s long pass and knock the ball down.

Referee Anthony Taylor called for a video replay, which established that the ball struck the top of Lallana’s shoulder and not his arm. It appeared unclear, however, if Van Dijk hand-balled when receiving a high ball before launching his pass to Lallana.

There was more frustration to come for the angry Wolves bench.

After Van Dijk, Firmino, and Trent Alexander-Arnold all failed to clear a cross from the right, Neto finished neatly from 15 meters out.

Neto’s joy was swiftly cut short as images showed Jonny was fractionally offside — because his hand was ahead of the defender marking him.

Wolves forced a corner in the final seconds of injury time, and Anfield roared in collective relief when Van Dijk headed it clear.

Westlake Legal Group Sadio-Mane Liverpool 50 games unbeaten at home with 1-0 win v Wolves fox-news/sports/soccer fnc/sports fnc d81bb9d5-8f58-5603-8221-bc916891ebf6 Associated Press article   Westlake Legal Group Sadio-Mane Liverpool 50 games unbeaten at home with 1-0 win v Wolves fox-news/sports/soccer fnc/sports fnc d81bb9d5-8f58-5603-8221-bc916891ebf6 Associated Press article

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Texas Church Shooter Kills 1, Injures Another Before Being Killed By Parishioner

Westlake Legal Group facebook-default-wide Texas Church Shooter Kills 1, Injures Another Before Being Killed By Parishioner

Updated at 4:16 p.m. ET

A gunman opened fire during a church service Sunday morning in White Settlement, Texas, killing one person and severely injuring another before a church member returned fire and killed him, authorities said.

“Preliminary reports indicated that the man entered the church and fired a weapon,” White Settlement police chief J.P. Bevering said at a press conference. “A couple of members of the church returned fire, striking the suspect who died at the scene.”

“Tragically, the person shot by the suspect died at a local hospital and a second parishioner has life threatening injuries,” Bevering said.

Bevering praised the parishioners of West Freeway Church of Christ for their response.

“The suspect is deceased and the threat has stopped, thanks to the heroic actions,” Bevering said.

Tarrant County sheriff Bill Waybourn echoed that sentiment.

“Today, evil walked boldly among us,” Waybourn said. “Let me remind you, good people raised up and stopped it before it got worse.”

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott expressed condolences for the victims and families of those killed in “the evil act of violence” that occurred on Sunday.

“Places of worship are meant to be sacred and I am grateful for the church members who acted quickly to take down the shooter and help prevent further loss of life,” Abbott said in a Tweeted statement.

A motive for the shooting is still unclear.

Jeoff Williams, regional director for the Texas Department of Public Safety said the investigation is ongoing and that they will “turn over every rock” to get to the bottom of why this shooting happened.

“Unfortunately, this country has seen so many of these that we’ve actually gotten used to it to this point.” Williams said. “And it’s tragic and it’s just a terrible situation, especially during the holiday season.”

This is a developing story. Some facts reported by the media may later turn out to be wrong. We will focus on reports from police officials and other authorities, credible news outlets and reporters who are at the scene. We will update as the situation develops.

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For China’s Pickup Artists, Sex Is the Goal and Urging Suicide Is a Tactic

Westlake Legal Group 25NewWorld-illo-facebookJumbo For China’s Pickup Artists, Sex Is the Goal and Urging Suicide Is a Tactic Women and Girls Strauss, Neil sexual harassment pickup artist Peking University Dating and Relationships China

“You’ve given your best thing to another man,” he texted her, referring to her virginity. “I’m left with nothing.”

She texted back: “I’ve said my best thing is my future.”

“You’re shameless,” he lashed out, calling her a “stinking idiot” and a “slut.”

“I want you to get pregnant with me then get an abortion,” he said.

On Oct. 9, the woman, referred to as Bao Li, the Chinese equivalent of Jane Doe, tried to commit suicide. She has since been declared brain dead.

One of her last messages to the man: “You’re dazzling while I’m a piece of garbage.”

Her tragic story shocked the Chinese public. A hashtag referring to screenshots of her text exchanges got nearly 1.4 billion views in just two days on the social media platform Weibo before it was censored.

Many people could not fathom how an undergraduate at a prestigious school, Peking University, could end up in such a toxic relationship. Many also did not know that there is a name for men who often use such cruel tactics in pursuit of women: PUAs, or pickup artists.

In China, the English initials PUA refer to both the man and his manipulative techniques. Pickup artists often employ gaslighting, a form of psychological control intended to make someone question her own sanity. Friends of the Peking University student and many online users believed that her boyfriend, Mou Linhan, a fellow student, had used such techniques.

“Many of the details of their relationship reminded us of the notorious PUA,” her friends wrote in a long social media post that included screenshots of chat messages between the couple.

“After a long time of mental abuse, including cursing, humiliation and vilification, she was filled with pain and fear and lost the ability to push back,” they wrote.

PUA as a concept came to China from the United States. Chinese men translated what is widely considered a bible of the pickup artist community, “The Game: Penetrating the Secret Society of Pickup Artists,” by Neil Strauss, and began sharing his seduction tricks. (Mr. Strauss did not respond to a request for comment.)

Over the last decade, it has become a big business in China. Thousands of companies and websites catering to the pickup community and offering dating advice for men have cropped up. One of the biggest websites, Paoxuewang, said it had nearly two million members before it was shut down in 2018. At its peak in late 2017, Langji, the most-well-known PUA company, employed a staff of about 400 and had nearly 100,000 students, according to Chinese news reports.

It is not clear whether Mr. Mou had enrolled in any such programs. But WeChat Index, which monitors the popularity of topics on WeChat, China’s biggest social media platform, indicated that mentions of the term “PUA” soared nearly 1,700 percent overnight after a news article about the woman’s attempted suicide spread across the internet.

In interviews with Chinese news outlets, Mr. Mou said he had not tried to manipulate his girlfriend psychologically and did not know what mind control was.

Some of the companies and websites geared toward men and dating provide common-sense lessons. They advise dressing nicely, holding doors for women and being considerate in relationships.

But the more nefarious teach men to manipulate women for their own sexual needs. They dismiss the concept of romantic love, instead promoting the idea that men should sleep with as many women as possible and dominate them completely.

One widely circulated curriculum offers a chapter-by-chapter guide to achieving such goals. It includes methods of destroying a woman’s self-esteem, setting emotionally manipulative traps to prevent women from leaving, pressuring women to change their personalities to become more compliant, encouraging suicide, and exploiting women financially to buy cars and homes.

“Then you will be on your way to the top of the world,” the guide reads.

The popularity of these programs reveals deeper societal issues. China is a highly patriarchal society, where men rarely face scrutiny for sexual assault and harassment, while women are routinely criticized for their age, weight, virginity or any number of perceived failings.

“Can PUA explain such tragedies?” Fang Kecheng, an assistant professor of journalism at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, wrote in a blog post about Ms. Bao’s suicide attempt. “If we expose PUA’s usual tricks, are we sure that such things won’t happen again?”

He says the root lies in China’s gender inequality. “PUA is an easy scapegoat,” he said. “Focusing on it simplifies the complexity of the tragedy.”

Some PUA programs seek to capitalize on that inequality, openly teaching misogynistic techniques.

In one program run by Langji, the teacher, Wang Huanyu, held out the prospect of sleeping with three women in a day, as he claimed to do. “That’s the life of a professional PUA,” he told students, according to a three-part documentary produced by a Chinese news site, The Paper.

“I’m the best PUA in China,” Mr. Wang told the class. “Chat up girls on the street in an hour.”

“Take them directly to a hotel,” he continued in the undated video.

In a series of YouTube videos, Mr. Wang, who is also a co-founder of Langji, demonstrates how to make sexual advances toward women — seeking consent is discouraged. In a 2016 video, he explained what to do when women say “no.” “The best way to prevent the girls from rejecting you is not asking the question ‘Can I hold your hand?’” he said.

He recommended against telling women where they were going when the man had sex in mind. “You don’t need to ask them, ‘Can I take you home?’” he said. “Just take them to a private space.”

If a woman is not willing to have sex, Mr. Wang suggested a solution in Chinese that can best be translated as persistent harassment. He also told his YouTube audience to initiate sex at 3 a.m., when women were sleepy and vulnerable.

“Tuidao,” or push down in Chinese, a euphemism for having sex, is the ultimate goal, he told the students. “How many have you tuidao?” he asked a thin young man in glasses in the documentary. “Sixteen in seven days,” the man responded.

Mr. Wang’s company would become a standard-bearer for the industry. In 2016, it was named a pioneering education institution by a Chinese online video platform, iQiyi.

The government started to crack down on PUA companies in the last two years, and Mr. Wang and his company became targets. Last year, he served 37 days in jail for spreading pornographic products. After the outcry over Ms. Bao’s suicide attempt increased scrutiny of the industry this month, the company deleted all the content on its official website and posted an apology letter, saying it had done “many bad things.”

Four students sued Langji in 2018 for teaching unethical content, including seducing women for sex through manipulative and controlling means, according to court verdicts. A court in the southwestern city of Chengdu, where Langji is based, ruled this year in their favor and ordered the company to refund their tuitions, between $1,000 and $4,250. Mr. Wang and his co-founder declined to be interviewed.

The police in the eastern province of Jiangsu announced in May that they had arrested a man who ran another program that taught men to encourage women to commit suicide, abuse them emotionally and treat them as “pets” and “prey.” The man was detained for five days and fined over $7,000. His websites and social media groups have been deleted.

Such programs are an outgrowth of the uneven balance of power in China. The country’s economic growth in the last 40 years has benefited men much more than women. The World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap Report 2020 ranks China at 106, falling from 63 in 2006.

Chinese women are better educated than before, yet they have fewer opportunities. They are still largely judged by whom they marry.

After I asked on Weibo if any women had boyfriends who followed PUA techniques, two young women contacted me. Neither of them was sure that her former boyfriend had actually studied PUA strategies, but both identified with the student who had tried to commit suicide.

One of them, Amy, from Sichuan Province, said her ex-boyfriend had been very sweet in the beginning, then had started criticizing her for the smallest things. During their three-month relationship, he kept saying she needed to get married and have children as soon as possible since she was too old at 30.

“He called me his husky and asked me to call him master,” according to the woman, who said she was scared to use her full name because of fears of retribution by him.

The other, Kate Zhang, said she and her ex-boyfriend had been high school sweethearts in Shanghai. The trouble, she said, began when he left to go to a top university in Britain, while she left for a school in the United States.

Ms. Zhang said he had become much more domineering, telling her that she needed to lose weight and was a toxic person. They fought all the time on WeChat, just like the couple at Peking University, she said, adding that he similarly told her to get pregnant and then get an abortion. When she told him that she wanted to kill herself, he said, “Go ahead.”

Both women are going to therapy. Both said they were not sure if they could trust men in their future relationships. It was a sentiment echoed by the student at Peking University before she tried to commit suicide.

“When I think of love now,” she texted, “I can’t help but shiver.”

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For China’s Pickup Artists, Sex Is the Goal and Urging Suicide Is a Tactic

Westlake Legal Group 25NewWorld-illo-facebookJumbo For China’s Pickup Artists, Sex Is the Goal and Urging Suicide Is a Tactic Women and Girls Strauss, Neil sexual harassment pickup artist Peking University Dating and Relationships China

“You’ve given your best thing to another man,” he texted her, referring to her virginity. “I’m left with nothing.”

She texted back: “I’ve said my best thing is my future.”

“You’re shameless,” he lashed out, calling her a “stinking idiot” and a “slut.”

“I want you to get pregnant with me then get an abortion,” he said.

On Oct. 9, the woman, referred to as Bao Li, the Chinese equivalent of Jane Doe, tried to commit suicide. She has since been declared brain dead.

One of her last messages to the man: “You’re dazzling while I’m a piece of garbage.”

Her tragic story shocked the Chinese public. A hashtag referring to screenshots of her text exchanges got nearly 1.4 billion views in just two days on the social media platform Weibo before it was censored.

Many people could not fathom how an undergraduate at a prestigious school, Peking University, could end up in such a toxic relationship. Many also did not know that there is a name for men who often use such cruel tactics in pursuit of women: PUAs, or pickup artists.

In China, the English initials PUA refer to both the man and his manipulative techniques. Pickup artists often employ gaslighting, a form of psychological control intended to make someone question her own sanity. Friends of the Peking University student and many online users believed that her boyfriend, Mou Linhan, a fellow student, had used such techniques.

“Many of the details of their relationship reminded us of the notorious PUA,” her friends wrote in a long social media post that included screenshots of chat messages between the couple.

“After a long time of mental abuse, including cursing, humiliation and vilification, she was filled with pain and fear and lost the ability to push back,” they wrote.

PUA as a concept came to China from the United States. Chinese men translated what is widely considered a bible of the pickup artist community, “The Game: Penetrating the Secret Society of Pickup Artists,” by Neil Strauss, and began sharing his seduction tricks. (Mr. Strauss did not respond to a request for comment.)

Over the last decade, it has become a big business in China. Thousands of companies and websites catering to the pickup community and offering dating advice for men have cropped up. One of the biggest websites, Paoxuewang, said it had nearly two million members before it was shut down in 2018. At its peak in late 2017, Langji, the most-well-known PUA company, employed a staff of about 400 and had nearly 100,000 students, according to Chinese news reports.

It is not clear whether Mr. Mou had enrolled in any such programs. But WeChat Index, which monitors the popularity of topics on WeChat, China’s biggest social media platform, indicated that mentions of the term “PUA” soared nearly 1,700 percent overnight after a news article about the woman’s attempted suicide spread across the internet.

In interviews with Chinese news outlets, Mr. Mou said he had not tried to manipulate his girlfriend psychologically and did not know what mind control was.

Some of the companies and websites geared toward men and dating provide common-sense lessons. They advise dressing nicely, holding doors for women and being considerate in relationships.

But the more nefarious teach men to manipulate women for their own sexual needs. They dismiss the concept of romantic love, instead promoting the idea that men should sleep with as many women as possible and dominate them completely.

One widely circulated curriculum offers a chapter-by-chapter guide to achieving such goals. It includes methods of destroying a woman’s self-esteem, setting emotionally manipulative traps to prevent women from leaving, pressuring women to change their personalities to become more compliant, encouraging suicide, and exploiting women financially to buy cars and homes.

“Then you will be on your way to the top of the world,” the guide reads.

The popularity of these programs reveals deeper societal issues. China is a highly patriarchal society, where men rarely face scrutiny for sexual assault and harassment, while women are routinely criticized for their age, weight, virginity or any number of perceived failings.

“Can PUA explain such tragedies?” Fang Kecheng, an assistant professor of journalism at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, wrote in a blog post about Ms. Bao’s suicide attempt. “If we expose PUA’s usual tricks, are we sure that such things won’t happen again?”

He says the root lies in China’s gender inequality. “PUA is an easy scapegoat,” he said. “Focusing on it simplifies the complexity of the tragedy.”

Some PUA programs seek to capitalize on that inequality, openly teaching misogynistic techniques.

In one program run by Langji, the teacher, Wang Huanyu, held out the prospect of sleeping with three women in a day, as he claimed to do. “That’s the life of a professional PUA,” he told students, according to a three-part documentary produced by a Chinese news site, The Paper.

“I’m the best PUA in China,” Mr. Wang told the class. “Chat up girls on the street in an hour.”

“Take them directly to a hotel,” he continued in the undated video.

In a series of YouTube videos, Mr. Wang, who is also a co-founder of Langji, demonstrates how to make sexual advances toward women — seeking consent is discouraged. In a 2016 video, he explained what to do when women say “no.” “The best way to prevent the girls from rejecting you is not asking the question ‘Can I hold your hand?’” he said.

He recommended against telling women where they were going when the man had sex in mind. “You don’t need to ask them, ‘Can I take you home?’” he said. “Just take them to a private space.”

If a woman is not willing to have sex, Mr. Wang suggested a solution in Chinese that can best be translated as persistent harassment. He also told his YouTube audience to initiate sex at 3 a.m., when women were sleepy and vulnerable.

“Tuidao,” or push down in Chinese, a euphemism for having sex, is the ultimate goal, he told the students. “How many have you tuidao?” he asked a thin young man in glasses in the documentary. “Sixteen in seven days,” the man responded.

Mr. Wang’s company would become a standard-bearer for the industry. In 2016, it was named a pioneering education institution by a Chinese online video platform, iQiyi.

The government started to crack down on PUA companies in the last two years, and Mr. Wang and his company became targets. Last year, he served 37 days in jail for spreading pornographic products. After the outcry over Ms. Bao’s suicide attempt increased scrutiny of the industry this month, the company deleted all the content on its official website and posted an apology letter, saying it had done “many bad things.”

Four students sued Langji in 2018 for teaching unethical content, including seducing women for sex through manipulative and controlling means, according to court verdicts. A court in the southwestern city of Chengdu, where Langji is based, ruled this year in their favor and ordered the company to refund their tuitions, between $1,000 and $4,250. Mr. Wang and his co-founder declined to be interviewed.

The police in the eastern province of Jiangsu announced in May that they had arrested a man who ran another program that taught men to encourage women to commit suicide, abuse them emotionally and treat them as “pets” and “prey.” The man was detained for five days and fined over $7,000. His websites and social media groups have been deleted.

Such programs are an outgrowth of the uneven balance of power in China. The country’s economic growth in the last 40 years has benefited men much more than women. The World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap Report 2020 ranks China at 106, falling from 63 in 2006.

Chinese women are better educated than before, yet they have fewer opportunities. They are still largely judged by whom they marry.

After I asked on Weibo if any women had boyfriends who followed PUA techniques, two young women contacted me. Neither of them was sure that her former boyfriend had actually studied PUA strategies, but both identified with the student who had tried to commit suicide.

One of them, Amy, from Sichuan Province, said her ex-boyfriend had been very sweet in the beginning, then had started criticizing her for the smallest things. During their three-month relationship, he kept saying she needed to get married and have children as soon as possible since she was too old at 30.

“He called me his husky and asked me to call him master,” according to the woman, who said she was scared to use her full name because of fears of retribution by him.

The other, Kate Zhang, said she and her ex-boyfriend had been high school sweethearts in Shanghai. The trouble, she said, began when he left to go to a top university in Britain, while she left for a school in the United States.

Ms. Zhang said he had become much more domineering, telling her that she needed to lose weight and was a toxic person. They fought all the time on WeChat, just like the couple at Peking University, she said, adding that he similarly told her to get pregnant and then get an abortion. When she told him that she wanted to kill herself, he said, “Go ahead.”

Both women are going to therapy. Both said they were not sure if they could trust men in their future relationships. It was a sentiment echoed by the student at Peking University before she tried to commit suicide.

“When I think of love now,” she texted, “I can’t help but shiver.”

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Disneyland hit capacity on Friday, stopped selling tickets

Disneyland is full.

At least, it was for a period of time late last week when the park reached capacity.

During this time period, wait times for popular rides reportedly hit multiple hours.

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In a statement obtained by the Los Angeles Times, a spokesperson for Disney said, “Visiting the Disneyland Resort during the holidays is a tradition for many people, and on high demand days like today, we do all we can to welcome as many guests as possible.” (iStock, File)

Disneyland stopped selling tickets after reaching capacity on Friday afternoon, the Los Angeles Times reported. This was the first time Disneyland has had to halt ticket sales since the May opening of the Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge land, which expanded the park’s total size.

The holiday season has been an extremely popular time for families to visit Disneyland, along with the mid-summer months.

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In a statement obtained by the Los Angeles Times, a spokesperson for Disney said, “Visiting the Disneyland Resort during the holidays is a tradition for many people, and on high demand days like today, we do all we can to welcome as many guests as possible.”

The news outlet also reported that wait times for popular rides such as Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run and Space Mountain ranged from 65 minutes to two hours during the afternoon.

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Earlier this year, guests at Disneyland reported that the park felt emptier than usual.

While the opening of the new Star Wars land drew massive crowds, guests noted a significant decrease in waiting time for the park’s attraction in the following months. This was attributed to several reasons.

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In preparation for the opening, the park widened walkways, moved planters and made other moves to make moving around the park easier.

A drop in the number of guests was noted, however, as attendance reportedly slipped 3 percent across Disney’s domestic parks.

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Texas Church Shooter Kills 2 Before Being Fatally Shot By Congregants

Westlake Legal Group facebook-default-wide Texas Church Shooter Kills 2 Before Being Fatally Shot By Congregants

Updated at 8:25 p.m. ET

A gunman opened fire during a church service Sunday morning in White Settlement, Texas, killing two people and severely injuring another before two church members returned fire and killed him, authorities said.

“Preliminary reports indicated that the man entered the church and fired a weapon,” White Settlement police Chief J.P. Bevering said at a press conference. “A couple of members of the church returned fire, striking the suspect, who died at the scene.”

“Tragically, the person shot by the suspect died at a local hospital, and a second parishioner has life-threatening injuries,” Bevering said.

The second victim later died, authorities said at a Sunday evening news conference.

Bevering praised the people of West Freeway Church of Christ for their response.

“The suspect is deceased and the threat has stopped, thanks to the heroic actions,” Bevering said.

Tarrant County Sheriff Bill Waybourn echoed that sentiment.

“Today, evil walked boldly among us,” Waybourn said. “Let me remind you, good people raised up and stopped it before it got worse.”

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott expressed condolences for the victims and to the families of those killed in “the evil act of violence” that occurred on Sunday.

“Places of worship are meant to be sacred and I am grateful for the church members who acted quickly to take down the shooter and help prevent further loss of life,” Abbott said in a tweeted statement.

A motive for the shooting is still unclear.

Jeoff Williams, regional director for the Texas Department of Public Safety, said the investigation is ongoing and that they will “turn over every rock” to get to the bottom of why this shooting happened.

“Unfortunately, this country has seen so many of these that we’ve actually gotten used to it to this point.” Williams said. “And it’s tragic and it’s just a terrible situation, especially during the holiday season.”

This is a developing story. Some facts reported by the media may later turn out to be wrong. We will focus on reports from police officials and other authorities, credible news outlets and reporters who are at the scene. We will update as the situation develops.

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Texas Church Shooter Kills 2 Before Being Fatally Shot By Congregants

Westlake Legal Group facebook-default-wide Texas Church Shooter Kills 2 Before Being Fatally Shot By Congregants

Updated at 8:25 p.m. ET

A gunman opened fire during a church service Sunday morning in White Settlement, Texas, killing two people and severely injuring another before two church members returned fire and killed him, authorities said.

“Preliminary reports indicated that the man entered the church and fired a weapon,” White Settlement police Chief J.P. Bevering said at a press conference. “A couple of members of the church returned fire, striking the suspect, who died at the scene.”

“Tragically, the person shot by the suspect died at a local hospital, and a second parishioner has life-threatening injuries,” Bevering said.

The second victim later died, authorities said at a Sunday evening news conference.

Bevering praised the people of West Freeway Church of Christ for their response.

“The suspect is deceased and the threat has stopped, thanks to the heroic actions,” Bevering said.

Tarrant County Sheriff Bill Waybourn echoed that sentiment.

“Today, evil walked boldly among us,” Waybourn said. “Let me remind you, good people raised up and stopped it before it got worse.”

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott expressed condolences for the victims and to the families of those killed in “the evil act of violence” that occurred on Sunday.

“Places of worship are meant to be sacred and I am grateful for the church members who acted quickly to take down the shooter and help prevent further loss of life,” Abbott said in a tweeted statement.

A motive for the shooting is still unclear.

Jeoff Williams, regional director for the Texas Department of Public Safety, said the investigation is ongoing and that they will “turn over every rock” to get to the bottom of why this shooting happened.

“Unfortunately, this country has seen so many of these that we’ve actually gotten used to it to this point.” Williams said. “And it’s tragic and it’s just a terrible situation, especially during the holiday season.”

This is a developing story. Some facts reported by the media may later turn out to be wrong. We will focus on reports from police officials and other authorities, credible news outlets and reporters who are at the scene. We will update as the situation develops.

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Law Enforcement Responding To Shooting At Texas Church

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Law enforcement and fire officials have responded to a shooting in or at a church in White Settlement, Texas outside of Fort Worth.

“At 9:57 this morning, White Settlement Police Department received a phone call for gun shots, specifically a patient with gunshot wounds, here at the West Freeway Church of Christ,” Mike Drivdahl of the Fort Worth Fire Department said.

“White Settlement PD and White Settlement Fire Department arrived on scene – they did find a total of three patients that had been transported in critical condition,” Drivdahl said.

Drivdahl told reporters the shooter is believed to be one of the those three people.

“I don’t have a lot of details as where exactly the incident occurred, if it was inside the building or outside the building. Those are still unfolding. We’ll continue to assist White Settlement with whatever they need,” Drivdahl said.

A motive for the shooting is still unclear.

The Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives tweeted that it was sending agents to the scene.

This is a developing story. Some facts reported by the media may later turn out to be wrong. We will focus on reports from police officials and other authorities, credible news outlets and reporters who are at the scene. We will update as the situation develops.

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Letters to the Editor: Normal people don’t attack dead congressmen. Trump isn’t normal

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Law Enforcement Responding To Shooting At Texas Church

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Law enforcement and fire officials have responded to a shooting in or at a church in White Settlement, Texas outside of Fort Worth.

“At 9:57 this morning, White Settlement Police Department received a phone call for gun shots, specifically a patient with gunshot wounds, here at the West Freeway Church of Christ,” Mike Drivdahl of the Fort Worth Fire Department said.

“White Settlement PD and White Settlement Fire Department arrived on scene – they did find a total of three patients that had been transported in critical condition,” Drivdahl said.

Drivdahl told reporters the shooter is believed to be one of the those three people.

“I don’t have a lot of details as where exactly the incident occurred, if it was inside the building or outside the building. Those are still unfolding. We’ll continue to assist White Settlement with whatever they need,” Drivdahl said.

A motive for the shooting is still unclear.

The Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives tweeted that it was sending agents to the scene.

This is a developing story. Some facts reported by the media may later turn out to be wrong. We will focus on reports from police officials and other authorities, credible news outlets and reporters who are at the scene. We will update as the situation develops.

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